The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 32 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 11.44% 8.10% 11.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 47.06% 66.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 16
Median daily rate £299 £344 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.09% +11.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £543 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Median hourly rate £11.09 £14.25 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.21% +27.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.25 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £17.63 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.97% +4.03%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 63 68 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 17.17% 17.22% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 28
Median daily rate £338 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £110 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £505 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 11
Median hourly rate £11.09 £14.25 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.21% +27.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £31.13 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +13 29 £300 -14.28% 2
Wellingborough 0 3 £191 -36.25% 2
Kettering -1 1 £375 +7.14% 3
Windows
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 34 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 33 (36.67%) ITIL
3 25 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
4 24 (26.67%) Windows Server
5 23 (25.56%) Active Directory
6 22 (24.44%) SQL Server
6 22 (24.44%) VMware
7 17 (18.89%) SQL
7 17 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (17.78%) .NET
8 16 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (16.67%) Service Management
9 15 (16.67%) ITSM
10 14 (15.56%) Finance
10 14 (15.56%) Linux
11 13 (14.44%) C#
11 13 (14.44%) SCCM
12 11 (12.22%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (12.22%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (11.11%) Citrix
13 10 (11.11%) Windows 7
13 10 (11.11%) Hyper-V
13 10 (11.11%) Release Management
14 9 (10.00%) ITIL V3
14 9 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (10.00%) SAN
14 9 (10.00%) MS Exchange
14 9 (10.00%) HTML
14 9 (10.00%) CSS
14 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.22%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.22%) IIS
4 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.11%) Apache
5 1 (1.11%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.11%) OpenEdge
5 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.22%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.22%) Office 365
3 1 (1.11%) IaaS
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) SAN
2 8 (8.89%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.78%) DNS
3 7 (7.78%) Firewall
4 6 (6.67%) Unified Communications
5 5 (5.56%) LAN
5 5 (5.56%) WAN
6 4 (4.44%) BGP
6 4 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.44%) ICMP
6 4 (4.44%) Wireless
7 3 (3.33%) DHCP
7 3 (3.33%) Internet
8 2 (2.22%) Skype
8 2 (2.22%) SMTP
9 1 (1.11%) ADSL
9 1 (1.11%) HTTP
9 1 (1.11%) MPLS
9 1 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.22%) MySQL
4 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.11%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.11%) Impala
5 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.11%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 14 (15.56%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Retail
2 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.11%) Automotive
3 1 (1.11%) Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) Analyst
2 14 (15.56%) Support Engineer
3 13 (14.44%) Windows Engineer
4 11 (12.22%) Applications Support
4 11 (12.22%) Developer
4 11 (12.22%) Support Analyst
5 9 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 9 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 9 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (8.89%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (7.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Node.js Developer
8 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.67%) Architect
8 6 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.78%) .NET
2 9 (10.00%) CSS
2 9 (10.00%) HTML
2 9 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (7.78%) Node.js
4 6 (6.67%) HTML5
5 5 (5.56%) CSS3
6 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.11%) Kafka
6 1 (1.11%) Mason
6 1 (1.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.44%) Clustering
2 4 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.11%) CESG
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 14 (15.56%) Linux
3 10 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (7.78%) Windows XP
5 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.56%) Data ONTAP
6 5 (5.56%) Unix
6 5 (5.56%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.44%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.33%) Android
8 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.11%) CentOS
10 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.67%) ITIL
2 16 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (16.67%) ITSM
3 15 (16.67%) Service Management
4 11 (12.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (11.11%) Release Management
6 9 (10.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 9 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 9 (10.00%) Pair Programming
6 9 (10.00%) TDD
7 7 (7.78%) Server Virtualisation
8 6 (6.67%) Data Loss Prevention
8 6 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (5.56%) High Availability
9 5 (5.56%) SDLC
9 5 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.44%) Migration
10 4 (4.44%) Network Design
10 4 (4.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.89%) SQL
2 13 (14.44%) C#
3 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.33%) Python
4 2 (2.22%) C
4 2 (2.22%) C++
4 2 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.11%) Perl
5 1 (1.11%) PHP
5 1 (1.11%) Progress 4GL
5 1 (1.11%) Ruby
5 1 (1.11%) Scala
5 1 (1.11%) VB
5 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.22%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared
2 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.56%) MCSE
5 5 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (4.44%) CCNP
6 4 (4.44%) Degree
7 2 (2.22%) CCNA
7 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.11%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.11%) CCIE
8 1 (1.11%) MCDBA
8 1 (1.11%) MCP
8 1 (1.11%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 23 (25.56%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.67%) vSphere
5 3 (3.33%) Docker
6 2 (2.22%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.22%) XenApp
6 2 (2.22%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.11%) Apache Flume
7 1 (1.11%) vCloud
7 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (14.44%) SCCM
2 4 (4.44%) OVSD
3 2 (2.22%) Ansible
3 2 (2.22%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.22%) SCOM
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.11%) Kibana
4 1 (1.11%) Mesos
4 1 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.11%) Terraform
4 1 (1.11%) vMotion
Vendors
1 34 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.44%) VMware
3 10 (11.11%) Citrix
4 7 (7.78%) Cisco
5 6 (6.67%) HP
5 6 (6.67%) NetApp
6 4 (4.44%) Palo Alto
7 3 (3.33%) BMC
8 2 (2.22%) Dell
8 2 (2.22%) Lotus
8 2 (2.22%) McAfee
9 1 (1.11%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.11%) EMC
9 1 (1.11%) Juniper
9 1 (1.11%) Progress
9 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.11%) Remedy
9 1 (1.11%) SAP
9 1 (1.11%) Symantec